CHINA: Straws

On June 16 representatives of China and the U. S. S. R. put their signatures to an economic pact which was scarcely announced. It received scant attention in the world press until three weeks ago, when Chungking officials announced that the economic pact provided for a $140,000,000 credit from Moscow, and fortnight ago, when 200 new Soviet planes, manned for the most part by Soviet pilots, appeared over China to make things hot for the Japanese.

Since it was quite clear last week that negotiations for the German-Russian Pact began at least six months before June 16, it was equally...

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